Writing advice is incredibly subjective and there are dozens (if not hundreds) of books that purport to contain all of the necessary information needed to write a book. As a writer, I’ve become familiar with a host of “writing advice” that doesn’t sit well (or that I just don’t like.) The first of these is the old mantra: Show, Don’t Tell.
The lives of two young women become intrinsically intertwined when Ella, young and desperate for work, accepts a nanny position for Lonnie, rich and effortlessly beautiful, looking after her son William. But Lonnie’s life isn’t what it seems—nor is Ella’s.
Get angry! Rage against the patriarchy! Scream your beautiful battlecry and declare that you are going to fight back! Fueled by anger, rage, and passion, Eltahawy outlines what she defines as “necessary sins” for every woman and girl to have within them (and without.) TW: rape, sexual assault, and violence
In an era of misappropriation and misrepresentation, Zuckerberg eloquently tackles the ever-growing problem of far-right misogynist communities interpreting ancient Greek and Roman philosophy for their own good. But what impact does this action have on our modern society? And what are the problems inherent in their analysis?
In December of 2018, I decided to participate in the “Reading Challenge” that Goodreads hosts every year. I imagined myself being ambitious when I set my challenge at a measly 15 books. I don’t have to tell you that this goal was easily accomplished—and then some.
From the morbid to the mortal, Caitlin Doughty introduces us to the world of the funeral home and its employees. Following her work at Westwind, a funeral home and crematory, Doughty describes the people she’s worked with (both dead and alive) and the lessons she’s learned about life and death (but mostly death.)
Australian author Jennifer Mills crafts a new kind of apocalyptic story, one without mutual destruction, nuclear winter, and the end of humanity as we know it. Using the strange and unexpected, Mills pulls the reader back and forth from present to past to create her novel.